Dell has unveiled its latest Inspiron notebook, with the company claiming that the Inspiron 14z brings the killer slim yet powerful combo to the line-up.

"Thin and powerful" notebooks are all the rage what with Intel's hope that we'll start calling them 'ultrabooks' and stop buying MacBook Airs; and the Inspiron 14z is Dell's latest solution.

Unfortunately, Dell's Inspiron 14z doesn't come close to an Air, slimness-wise. Its thinnest point is 25.35mm, compared to the 2011 Air's 17.0mm waistline - that's over half a centimetre difference.

Not that thin after all

It offers second-gen Intel Core i3 and i5 processor options, up to 8GB of memory and a choice of 500GB, 640GB and 750GB hard drives.

Running Windows 7, it also offers a 14-inch widescreen 1,366x768 display, built-in SRS Premium Sound HD, a media card reader, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and a DVD player – how quaint.

No word on how much this puppy will set you back, but the Dell Inspiron 14z comes with a UK release date of September 2011, when it will hit Best Buy before heading to other retailers.